Briggs & Stratton Unveils Five New Small Engines

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February 5, 2014


Engines Feature Increased Power Levels, Easy Starting and Improved Sound

The small engine experts with Briggs & Stratton Coporation (NYSE:BGG) are strengthening their consumer walk behind mower and general purpose lines with five new engines. At local dealers in spring 2014, the new and improved small engines on mowers and outdoor power equipment will have features such as easy-starting options and more power. Found on eight of the 10 leading mower brands, each new engine provides a range of benefits:

Walk Behind Mower Engines: 625 (150cc) and 450 (125cc) Series'

For the novice or advanced lawn mower owner, the Briggs & Stratton E-Series™ provides effortless starting options, and a range of power levels with features that make mowing hassle-free. Two advanced lawn mower engine models have joined the line this year:

• 625 Series™ features the Briggs & Stratton ReadyStart™ starting system, requiring no priming or choking – only a pull for power. The lightest mower engine in its class by 30 percent, it also boasts easier maneuverability, improved sound and less vibration for added comfort and enhanced engine life.

• 450e Series™ offers quick, consistent starts with the Prime N’ Pull™ E-Z starting system and mechanical governing for improved engine performance.

General Purpose Small Engines: 1650 (420cc), 1450 (360cc) and 950 (208cc) Series'

This robust, versatile line of general purpose engines is specifically engineered for applications needed in a wide range of everyday jobs, such as generators, pressure washers, pumps and more. With more gross torque and power levels, these small engines have been extensively tested in a variety of conditions and are built for light, medium or downright demanding work. 

Dura-Bore™ Cast Iron Cylinder Sleeve is now standard on all Briggs & Stratton general purpose engines to help withstand wear and abuse over time, while improving oil control. In addition, dual-ball bearings, forged cranks, centralized controls and cast iron camshafts are now part of the standard list of features that help enhance durability.

Plus, an overhead valve design (OHV) allows the engines to run cleaner and cooler and additionally, features such as an authomotive-style paper air filter protects the engine, keeping dirt out while extending engine life in your presure washer or other outdoor power equipment. 

For more information, please visit www.briggsandstratton.com


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Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, SnapperPro® Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.

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